I’m loving my diy, old dictionary page wreath, and it’s maple leaves this time . . .
I used the same dictionary that I used for my Christmas wreath–so no more old books were hurt in the making of this project . . .
It feels like a breath of fresh air . . . and is light as a feather . . .
I wrapped a wire frame with burlap . . .
. . . and it even looked pretty before I was finished . . .
. . . love it!
To make the leaves I downloaded a maple leaf shape and cut them all by hand. I know, it sounds like a lot! But because the pages were so thin I was able to cut up to 12 leaves at once.
After I had them all hot glued onto the frame, I spritzed the wreath with a bit of tea and ran my hand gently against the direction of the leaves. I then set it out in the sun for about an hour to dry. It ruffled and curled them up just enough to give it some texture.
It’s quite a bit different from what I usually put up for autumn.
Where’s the colour??!! Not to worry. I have colour on my mantel. My very unusual and unique looking mantel. It’s a new style for me. Can’t wait to show you that!